Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department getting radio upgrade

  • Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  • Published: 08/06/2018 05:20 PM

The Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department likely will be getting new radios soon. Westmoreland County 911 dispatchers use 800 Mhz radios to communicate with first responders. Greensburg has had the same 800 Mhz radios since the ’90s, and they’re nearing the end of their useful life, said Chief Tom Bell. “Our 800 radios are getting out of date,” he said. “When they break, they don’t make the parts for them anymore.” City council is scheduled to vote next week on whether to begin a five-year lease for 12 new radios, which will be issued to Chief Bell and the department’s assistant chiefs. The total cost will be about $70,000, Bell said. The department uses 800 Mhz radios to communicate with county officials, and separate lower-band radios to talk to each other.


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